What if I told you that you were able to buy plots of land on the sun? No, really. Maria Angeles Duran from Vigo, Spain was selling plots of land on the sun on eBay because as we all know, that huge star is so hot right now in terms of starting a civilization.
Apparently, Duran owns the sun. She had the massive galactic body that fuels our everyday existence registered in her name with a local notary in November 2010. Owning things in space is apparently a thing. Dennis Hope, a man who owns the moon. I wonder what other planets and celestial entities are up for grabs.
Duran giving proof that she owns the damn sun.
In any case, after she learned Hope was selling plots of land on the moon, Duran was inspired to do the same. She started selling plots of land on the sun on eBay for about $1.13 per square meter. When the folks at eBay found out, they blocked her account thinking it was a scam. Now she is taking them to court over their refusal to allow her to sell her sun land.
According to the Daily Mail, Duran said, "There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not stupid, I know the law. I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first.”
She does have a point there. She did her homework and said that no country can claim ownership of a planet and there is no prohibition against individuals from making such a claim.
On her eBay page, Duran gave the promise that these plots of land would be new, unused, unopened, and undamaged. Buyers would also receive a diploma of acquisition. The best part: shipping is free. Yeah, I'm confused about all that too. How do you ship piece of land?
Despite that, Duran claims that she received 600 orders worth over $1,300. Unfortunately for her buyers, they'll have to wait for their precious pieces of sun. Duran's trial is set for July and she is filing a suit against eBay for a breach of contract and for about $11,200 in compensation. While they are waiting, they should see if land on the moon is still for sale.